The survey on this web page last month has now been closed with a total of 130 responses. The results are as follows –
Are you or have you been a resident in the Auchterarder area?
Yes – 98.4%
No – 1.6%
Do you use Auchterarder shops for your main food shopping?
Yes – 14.2%
No – 85.8%
If No, how do you do your main food shopping?
Online Shopping – 17.3%
Visit Large Supermarket – 64.5%
Visit Large Supermarket on way to/from somewhere else – 16.4%
Other – 1.8%
Do you use Auchterarder shops for top up food shopping?
Yes – 96%
No – 4%
Do you visit Auchterarder cafes during the day?
Yes – 59.8%
No – 40.2%
Do you use Auchterarder area restaurants/pubs in the evening?
Yes – 56.9%
No – 36.9%
I go elsewhere in the evenings – 6.2%
What additional businesses would you like to see on Auchterarder High Street?
Electronics – 12.8%
Household Goods – 26.6%
Betting Shop – 4.3%
Discounter eg B&M/Home Bargains – 38.3%
Other – 40.4%
The other options people were looking for included a fishmonger, supermarket and homely style pub/restaurant and or wine bar.
If you do not visit Auchterarder High Street on a regular basis, which of the below would encourage you to visit more often?
Different Shops – 15.4%
More Parking – 36.5%
Events in Town Hall – 2.9%
Events throughout the town – 11.5%
Leisure Facilities – 26.9%
Other – 6.7%
What Leisure pursuits do you participate in locally?
Walking – 41.7%
Running – 12.2%
Cycling – 13.9%
Organised Sport – 7.8%
Social Group ie WI/Rotary/Historical Society – 8.7%
I go outwith the local area for leisure pursuits – 15.7%
It seems from the results of this survey, which is of course a very small sample of the population, that there is opportunity in Auchterarder for a supermarket and somewhere to go in the evening. With the population increasing steadily it would be a shame for the town to lose out because people are going elsewhere for both their shopping and leisure time.